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Cathleen Galgiani

Cathleen Galgiani's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Cathleen Galgiani
Current Office: State Senate - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
On The Ballot: Potential, Democratic for Secretary of State
Primary June 3, 2014

Business and Consumers

2013 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 58%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 75%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 63%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 54%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 73%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 53%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 58%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 73%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 44%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Assembly Score 29%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 71%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 60%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 73%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 55
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 57%
2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44%
2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 64
2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 22
2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 53
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 40%
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 52%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 54%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 92%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 91
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 43%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 29%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 17%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 86%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 91%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 98%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 79%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 94%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 90%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 50%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 68%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 75%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 60%
2008 Equality California - Positions 100%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 76
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 77
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 84
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 89
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 60
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 98
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 96
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 86

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